Deadline: 30 June 2016
Open to: women civil society activists holders of undergraduate degree coming from: Ghana, Iraq, Myanmar, Tanzania, Indonesia, Guinea, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mexico, Colombia, Mongolia, Nigeria, Libya and Uganda
Fellowship: fellows’ travel, course tuition and accommodation will be paid by NRGI as part of the fellowship
The Natural Resource Governance Institute is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the 2016 Women Leaders Fellowship. The program seeks to increase the participation of women in the movement to promote the sustainable management of extractives for the public good.
In a field where the meaningful participation of women is often missing, this program is uniquely designed to create leaders that are confident engaging in technical debates on the extractive industries. The Women Leaders in Extractives Fellowship enables civil society leaders to develop knowledge and skills through a tailored training program, which could include one of NRGI’s training programs, and a practicum supervised by an expert mentor that will bridge the coursework and the fellow’s advocacy work.
In the practicum segment, fellows will undertake a short project that demonstrates their increased level of analysis in a topical issue for their country.
The successful candidate will have, at a minimum:
- An undergraduate degree;
- A background or proven interest in research, monitoring and activism around extractive revenue, legal and fiscal regimes, and/or transparency;
- A dedicated commitment to return to their country and their current campaigns;
- Diplomatic skills in order to constructively engage in debate with different stakeholders;
- Excellent English skills;
- The explicit support of their current home organization to pursue all aspects of this fellowship.
The call is open for applicants from the following countries: Ghana, Iraq, Myanmar, Tanzania, Indonesia, Guinea, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mexico, Colombia, Mongolia, Nigeria, Libya and Uganda.
- NRGI will support fellows financially to complete their project over a period of three months;
- Fellows’ travel, course tuition and accommodation will be paid by NRGI as part of the fellowship;
- Fellows will return to their home organizations or coalitions better equipped to take their campaigns to a more technical and informed level and share new knowledge with their colleagues.
How to apply?
To apply, please complete the online application form by 30 June 2016, providing:
- Details on your academic and professional background;
- An outline of what you will seek to learn and achieve during the fellowship, including areas of research interests;
- CV or resume;
- Two professional references;
- Three essays (no more than 500 words apiece) that includes:
- An outline of extractive-related challenges in your country and the current work you, your organization and civil society groups more broadly are doing in response;
- An outline of the challenges you feel that women in your country face in relation to the extractive industries;
- A description of how you will use the learning and products from the fellowship upon return to your country and organization, and a description of how this fellowship fits into your current career goals.
For more information, please visit the official website.